American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) was reiterated as Buy with a $90 fair value estimate (versus an $82.03 close) at Janney. This was on the heels of investor meetings for its long-term opportunities.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) was reiterated as Buy and the price target was raised to $77 from $76 (versus a $48.83 close) at Stifel.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) was raised to Outperform from In-Line at Evercore ISI.
Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) was started as Overweight with a $58 price target at Morgan Stanley.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Compass Minerals International Inc. (NYSE: CMP) was raised to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan. The shares closed down 13% at $60.10 on Friday and were indicated to open up almost 2% higher at $61.25 on Monday.
Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $39 price target (versus a $32.53 close) at Jefferies.
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE: DO) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGR) was reiterated as Outperform with a $34 target price (versus a $10.55 close) at Oppenheimer, ahead of a September 28 interactive event at Stanford.
Ensco PLC (NYSE: ESV) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Essex Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: ESS) was raised to In-Line from Underperform at Evercore ISI.
HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) was raised to In-Line from Underperform at Evercore ISI.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) was started with a Neutral rating and a $140 price target (versus a $131.39 close) at Citigroup.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. (NYSE: VAC) was reiterated as Buy and the target price was raised to $130 from $120 (versus a $119.72 close) at Stifel.
Noble Corp. PLC (NYSE: NE) was raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS.
Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE: OAS) was maintained as Hold but the price target was cut to $10 from $10.50 (versus an $8.62 close) at Stifel.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OLLI) was started as Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley.
Phillips 66 Partners L.P. (NYSE: PSXP) was maintained as Buy but the price target was cut to $60 from $61 (versus a $51.40 close) at Stifel.
Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD) was downgraded to In-Line from Outperform at Evercore ISI.
Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Raymond James.
Staar Surgical Co. (NASDAQ: STAA) was raised to Buy from Hold at Canaccord Genuity.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) was reiterated as Outperform and the price target was raised to $112 at Oppenheimer.
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